TAR (2495) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Kloster Andechs in Nov. 2011: Cloudy golden. Voluminous and persistent cap of tiny-bubbled meringue adorns the glass. Bright aroma of fresh baked spiced apples, plastic- and clove-like phenolics, banana cream pie, white raisin, tropical fruit, bubblegum, pineapple, and an abundance of floral Hallertau. Expressive carbonation is fluffy and creamy. Tad watery body. Delicate pineapple acids dovetail with a spicy-sweet dessert apple vibrancy. Pronounced airy phenol and clove notes cleanse the palate and pave the way for a creamy banana puree suppleness. Wheat is very polished, fluffy and starchy and harmonizes beautifully with the Hallertau-derived honeysuckle nectar. Quenching nectarine- and pear-like acids add tremendous lift to the beefy wheat and fluffy, yet perfectly understated, bubblegum center. Ongoing floral luster graces the exquisitely balanced finish which is awash with banana cream pie flavors and sassy clove spice. Plasticlike phenols emerge in each tasty belch. A tasty weissbier that showcases bright and clean fermentation byproducts along with elegant hoppiness and great malt character. During our visit to the Kloster, all three of the lagers (Jubiläumsbier Dunkel Naturtrüb, Doppelbock Dunkel, and the flagship Dunkel,) were curiously mediocre to poor (DMS in most of them), and this rock solid weissbier emerged as the clear winner.
azzie (232) - - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy dense yellow with a touch of orange liquid. Average pale yellow foam with orange sediment. Medium body and carbonation. A bit watery but very good. Taste of grains and banana.
Sebilinz (505) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Hazy orange Body with nice large white head. Aroma is yeast rip fruits especially banana. Taste is some wheat malt with a little bit of sourness. Aftertaste is lightly bitter and dry with some sweetness. Nice one.
veceo (525) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow/orange color, average sized white head. Huge banana aroma, wheat, yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very fruity and tastes delicious. Excellent hefeweizen, one of the best.
EdKing (1872) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On gravity dispense at GBBF 2014. Cloudy amber huge white head. Nose is rich clove , wheaty malt, cereal grain, light banana, apple, and some darker fruitiness. For a weizen it’s quite a heavy, fruity beer, oily texture.
sinte (337) - Udine, ITALY - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, golden body with huge, creamy, white head, fully lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate malty (grains) and hoppy (orange) aroma with intense notes of fruits (banana and apple) and light spices; some light yeasty character is also detected.
Moderate sweet and light bitter flavour with some moderate acidic note.
Light-to-medium body with oily texture; lively carbonation; light astrincency in the finish.
jann3 (103) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy yellow/orange with a white, creamy head. Aroma is very fruity with notes of banana, pineapple, peach and some clove. Taste is fruity too but has also notes of honey, yeast and clove. Slightly sour finish. Lively carbonation, full body. Excellent and delicious hefeweizen. (0,5 l bottle, best before 21 Feb. 2015)
saintjulien (128) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cereal, pale, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively
djoeye (1491) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eine nette perlenweiße Schaumkrone.
Hazy bright golden body.
Aroma; wheat malts, flowers, clove, ginger, sweets.
Taste; wheat malts, grassy hops, leaves, glue, apples, bananas, grass, ginger and clove. Smooth and slick on palate. Finishes with the fruits, bread and alcohol.
Overall that alcohol disturbed the moment, but I’ve tried to overlook it.
[50 cl. br btl. 5.5%abv. °. BB01.08.14]
AndyHix (17) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent Weissbier. Full flavoured and refreshing. Very light Amber colour with medium creamy white head. Would have again and keen to try other variations from Andechs